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The Bruins, down 3-0 in tonight’s second period to Los Angeles at TD Garden, rallied for three straight goals to send the game into overtime. At 13:44 of the third period, Patrice Bergeron scored a power-play goal to tie the game at 3-3.
In the shootout, Michal Handzus gave the Kings the 4-3 win by scoring the only goal.
After Jarrett Stoll gave the Kings a 3-0 lead at 2:50 of the second, the Bruins stormed back with two straight strikes. Jonathan Quick, brilliant in the first (14 saves), sprung a rare leak on Boston’s first goal. Blake Wheeler threw a bad-angle shot on goal that dribbled through Quick at 4:30 of the second.
Then at 11:57, during a delayed penalty on the Kings, Gregory Campbell made it a one-goal game. Quick got in front of a Shawn Thornton slap shot, but Campbell won the race for the rebound and lifted a shot over the goalie to cut LA’s lead to 3-2.
Less than a minute later, Stoll had a point-blank shot in front. But Tim Thomas made his best save of the night when he gloved Stoll’s shot, keeping it a 3-2 score.
After going down 3-0 early in the second period, the Bruins battled back to tie up the game at 3-3 and force overtime and ultimately a shootout. However, the Los Angeles Kings walked out of the TD Garden with 2 points after Michal Handzus netted the only goal in the shootout to give the Kings the win on Saturday night in Boston.
Brad Richardson’s 4th goal of the season spotted the LA Kings a 1-0 lead just 57 seconds into the game. Richardson ripped a wrister from the left circle that whistled past the glove hand of Tim Thomas.
The Kings extended their lead to 2-0 at 11:17 of the first period on a goal from Michal Handzus. Handzus picked a rebound at the left circle and sent a shot towards the net that found it way through traffic in front to ripple the twine.
BOSTON — In a shootout loss that felt like a win the Bruins earned just one point in the standings against Los Angeles tonight at TD Garden.
After the Bruins rallied from 3-0 down to tie the score, the Kings outlasted Boston, 1-0, in a six-round shootout. It was the third straight time LA goaltender Jonathan Quick beat Bruins netminder Tim Thomas in a shootout.
We were a bit surprised Rask didn’t get the start after his shutout. We wouldn’t want to be the Bruins coaches right now. How the hell do you decide which goalie to play? Still a great “problem” to have. Anyway.
Maybe we should get a movement going to have the Bruins play all their games on the road. They came out flat again and once again it cost them. When they did turn on the power Jonathan Quick was out of his mind.
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